Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline
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Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline

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ISBN-13:
9780195316940
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2009
Seiten:
273
Autor:
James P. Collins
Gewicht:
567 g
Format:
234x152x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
PREFACE; 1. Declining Amphibian Populations and the Biodiversity Crisis; 2. Rallying Around the Issue of Amphibian Declines; 3. Challenges, Correlates, and Hypotheses; 4. Introduced Species, Commerce, and Land Use Change; 5. Contaminants, Global Change, and Emerging Infectious Diseases; 6. Unraveling the Mystery; 7. Amphibian Chytrid Fungus as a Cause of Declines and Extinctions; 8. How Can Science and Conservation Make a Difference?; 9. Science Policy and Reacting to a Challenge; 10. Leaping between Mysteries; LITERATURE CITED
Since the 1990s the extraordinary decline and extinction of amphibian populations worldwide has alarmed scientists because of the frequency of the losses, concern about the role amphibians might play as indicators of environmental deterioration, and growing evidence that frogs and salamanders disappeared without obvious causes in the midst of protected areas. Extinction in Our Times unravels the mystery of amphibian biodiversity loss by exploring alone and
together possible causes such as commercial exploitation, competition and predation by exotic species, habitat loss, climate change, environmental toxins, and emerging infectious diseases.